Phoenix Law Enforcement Association

Officer Paul Rutherford Library Dedication

Phoenix Police Officer Paul Rutherford was killed in the line of duty on March 21, 2019 when he was hit by a vehicle while crossing West Indian School Road near North 75th Avenue in response to emergency radio traffic while …

The Fallacy of Painting Phoenix Purple

While the Phoenix City Council continues to demand accountability from the Phoenix Police Department and pushes for civilian oversight, the consequences of their poor decisions regarding proper staffing of the Department continue to affect crime victims throughout the city.  Last …

Does the Phoenix City Council Really Care About Crime Victims?

It’s no secret the Phoenix Police Department continues to suffer from a manpower crisis and has been since City leaders decided the best way to save money after the recession hit over a decade ago was to stop hiring police …

City of Phoenix Special Election

The City of Phoenix’s special election for two propositions will take place on August 27, 2019 and early ballots have already gone out.

If these initiatives pass, there will be cuts to essential City services and an end to future …

The Phoenix Police Department has had Civilian Oversight for Many Years

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, PLEA, was founded in 1975 as “The Professional Association of Phoenix Police Officers” and has served as the sole certified bargaining unit for rank and file Phoenix Police Officers, known by the City as “Unit …

Police Officers Have Due Process Rights Too

The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, PLEA, represents approximately 2500 rank and file Phoenix Police Officers and Detectives including the officers who were involved in an incident which has now become national news due to a privately filmed video which was …

Officers’ Assailant Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

On September 13, 2016, Phoenix Police Officers Ryan Hoffrichter and Jeremy Pyles had just finished taking care of a vulnerable adult call at the QuikTrip located at 2535 West Camelback Road when their Supervisor, Sergeant Anthony Pankowski, arrived to follow …

Officers’ Assailant Denied Parole

On July 30, 1992, Phoenix Police Officers Dave Logan and Marla Wasser were working the Safe Streets Program in the Garfield Neighborhood with the former Organized Crime Bureau and initiated contact with two subjects in the area of North 9th …